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Foster Grandparents Leave Lasting Impression on Students
WIBW (Kansas), September 17, 2012
Grandma Ginny, as she's called, has volunteered with the Foster Grandparent Program for nine years and works with students at Westwood Elementary School in Junction City. Read more >>

Age no concern for NYSARC volunteer
Watertown Daily Times (New York), September 19, 2012
It is certainly fitting that Myrtle now works for St. Lawrence NYSARC through the OPWDD Senior Companion Program. Read more >>


AmeriCorps is ‘gold' to KPS staff, students
Kearney Hub (Nebraska), September 20, 2012
Through the Rural Corps of South Central Nebraska, an AmeriCorps program, a selected group will work with Kearney Public Schools after-school program and in classrooms. Read more >>

A Primer on gap years
Washington Post (DC), September 21, 2012
City Year, part of AmeriCorps, provides a stipend and scholarship for 10 months of service in inner city schools. Read more >>

AmeriCorps NCCC

Creating Community Resilience - Monica Owens
The White House, September 14, 2012
After graduating from the University of Georgia with a degree in anthropology, I joined AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps. Read more >>

It's Time to Get Good & Ready for Disasters
AmeriCorps Alum Blog, September 19, 2012
When I served on Disaster Response assignment with AmeriCorps *NCCC in 1998, I had no idea that I was starting on the Emergency Management career path. Read more >>

AmeriCorps VISTA

Small-Scale Grain Renaissance in North Coast Region
River Valley Leader (California), September 19, 2012
With funding, an ambitious AmeriCorps VISTA member, and support from the community, 10,000 lbs. of grain were sold the first year to local individuals and restaurants, and four silos built to store grain. Read more>>

Ogden schools dazzle with improved reading scores
KSL-TV (UT), September 17, 2012
A small army of volunteer tutors helped contribute to Ogden's success. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the United Way helped recruit volunteers who were then trained by AmeriCorps. Read more >>

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